The first incarnation of this site (“first,” because another is coming in the next few weeks. Been working hard on it!) was inspired by style photographer Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist blog. His site is essentially a clean, white board that showcases his pictures. I admire its simplicity. Go to his blog, look at one or two shots he’s posted daily with minimal text. Get in, get out. With that in mind when I began working on the He Tells Stories site, I basically told a designer, “Let’s do that!” And months later, I’m realizing that I’m going to need a bit more activity to showcase my videos. I’ll write about another site I’m chasing because of its look and purpose now and why in another post soon. But back to The Sartorialist!
I almost felt corny writing about Scott, because he’s such a popular figure in the fashion/street style photography world. Like, “Duh, of course you love his site. Everyone does!” And it’s true. But when you’re finding your way like I am, blueprints like his are worth a look. I want to take pictures and create images that are as striking as his. And I want a site that’s as efficient, too. It’s coming soon.
Inspiration is a funny thing. You take a little bit from this and that. But if you’re not careful, you’ll lose your personality. I’m looking forward to bringing more of me to the table by telling my stories while incorporating ideas that come from elsewhere.
Cheers to that.